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Reuno: A new way for college students to connect

I am creating an app which allows University students to make meaningful connections with new people

Reuno: A new way for college students to connect

I am creating an app which allows University students to make meaningful connections with new people

$102
pledged of $8,900pledged of $8,900 goal
3
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Tue, November 12 2019 8:21 PM UTC +00:00
Last updated November 12, 2019

About

I am in my junior year at Tulane University in New Orleans. One problem that I have experienced is that it can be hard to meet new people, especially after your first semester, once social groups have been formed. 

I have interviewed current students about their perspectives and have found people meet less people each semester, but want to keep getting to know new people. Through focus groups, I have found there to be demand for an application like Reuno for students in greek life (40% of student enrollment of 13,602). Students need to find a date to bring with them to go to greek life events and it is hard to find someone new to bring. 

Dating apps like tinder and bumble have a reputation of being hookup apps. I want Reuno to center around finding dates for sorority and fraternity events and in this way not be thought of as a hookup app.

I hate chatting online, I don't think it is a good way to meet people. My app will be different in that once you match with a person, you will be prompted to ask them out to your greek event or for everyone not in greek life, just a regular date. You will have access to your matches social media and at Tulane, you will almost certainly see you have friends in common to put you at ease when considering going out on a date. 

My app will allow you to do the following:

1) Find a date for your greek life event

2) Meet new friends

3) Find a date

By marketing my app based on its primary function of finding dates for greek life, and the fact that it is Tulane specific, students are sure to use it. 

Risks and challenges

1) Profitability:

I know this is a problem at Tulane and other Universities with greek life. This business will not be overwhelmingly powerful in the first couple of years but there is potential.

It is software and so it is easily scaleable and customizable for different Universities.

2) Getting people to go on dates without talking to their match:

Once you match with a person, you will need to ask them on a date and have them accept before chatting. This is something new and it may take time for people to find it normal.

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